So I wanted to start fresh. [smartads] In the meantime, John and his team at 8Bit had developed their own WordPress premium, called Standard Theme . … It had a lot of great features, but, because it was hosted on a third-party system, it could be slow at times.
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About three weeks ago, my blog was dropped from Google’s search index. It had a significant negative impact on my site’s traffic and on my Google PageRank. I thought it might be helpful to document what I have learned so far in case this ever happens to you.
About ten months ago, my pastor asked me to chair the Evangelism Committee at my church. He also appointed several committee members to serve with me. We started by asking what was the single most important thing we could do to raise the visibility of our church in our local community.
When it comes to building a successful blog, great content and attractive design are two essential components. But there’s an additional factor that many people don’t consider nearly as much as they should: Good quality code. Solid code paves the way for strategic site architecture, load speed optimization (which is a factor is search rankings), search engine optimization (SEO), and a good end-user experience.
While I was on the North Point Community Church campus, I called 8BIT , who is on Andy’s staff, and invited him to a spur-of-the-moment lunch. … Sidebar: My personal philosophy is that if you aren’t continually reinventing yourself, your company, and your brand, it’s only a matter of time before you become obsolete, irrelevant, or go out of business.
After a html file is generated your blog will serve that file instead of running the WordPress PHP scripts. The bottom line is that your pages will load faster and your users will be happier.
Knowing that I had recently upgraded my blog, one of my readers wrote to ask, “You wrote a post a year ago or so, providing an overview of your then-current blogging tools. Has anything changed in the last year? What tools are you using now?” Rather than replying to him individually, I thought I would post my answer here.
I am celebrating this milestone by installing IntenseDebate, a third-party commenting platform for blogs. Here are the five features I wanted that are not possible—or at least, not easy—with most blogs
Things will not likely be back to normal for several days, so please be patient. I think you are going to like the new design. It will make it much easier for you to navigate the site and find your favorite posts.